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Scholastic's Parent & Child magazine helps parents guide their children from day care through fifth grade with joy and confidence. Parent & Child provides information, wisdom and inspiration that will help parents maximize their children's happiness and success in school and at home.

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Why This Mom and Her Tween Daughter Climbed Kilimanjaro

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 12:03 PM

In January 2014, Cokie Berenyi and Helen Simons "HS" Berenyi climbed Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro -- making HS, then 9, the youngest American female on record ever to do so.

The inspiration
Cokie was determined to give her two daughters the best gift she could think of: confidence. And the...

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This 10-Year-Old Whips Up Pizza and Potato Gnocchi Like a Pro

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 5:55 PM

By Jessica Press

Kelly Myers and 10-year-old Kika Garcia started cooking at home together when Kika was in preschool -- a natural mother-daughter activity, given that Kelly is the executive chef at Portland's acclaimed Xico restaurant.

The inspiration.
"It all began with mashed potatoes," says Kelly. "I never pushed...

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How an 11-Year-Old Got Her Mom and Community to Give Back

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 3:37 PM

By Jessica Press

With Latasha Traynham's help, her daughter Mimi organized a school shoe drive that brought in more than 300 pairs of footwear -- in just three weeks!

The inspiration

"Every day on my way to and from school, I'd see the same homeless man with shoes that were...

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Does Your Child Have Anxiety?

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 3:01 PM

By Ginny Graves

Marla Booth* thought she was giving her daughter Madison a leg up by sending her to a well-regarded private school. But instead of coming home every day filled with excitement about what she was learning, her third grader would dissolve into tears as she faced up to...

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Why I Can't Be My Son's Mother

(40) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 5:56 PM

By Shannon Shelton Miller

My 6-month-old wouldn't smile for his stage mom, no matter what faces she made or how much she cooed in his ear. So the photographer asked for my help. I positioned myself next to the camera, directly in my son's view, then dangled his favorite toy...

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How to Make Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life Meaningful to Kids Today and Forever

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 1:49 PM

By Denene Millner

Daddy remembers. He grew up in rural Virginia, drinking out of "Coloreds Only" water fountains, going to segregated schools, and riding in the back of the bus. Separate and grossly unequal, that was my father's life as a child -- a painful part he tried to leave...

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Why I'm OK With My 10-Year-Old Still Believing in Elf on the Shelf

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 12:16 PM

By Christina Vercelletto

I bought The Elf on the Shelf the day before Thanksgiving in 2011, when my daughter, Amelia, was 8. I thought it was just a cute decoration. Amelia had been after me to start decorating, but it was way too early. The Elf was meant to hold...

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4 Ways to Volunteer As a Family for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 5:23 PM

We all know the benefits of raising kids who volunteer -- how helping others helps children become more compassionate, more connected and more self-reliant little people. The really good news? You don't have to make a huge commitment to reap a big payoff for your family -- and those in...

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Trivia

(1) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 12:33 PM

When you tune into the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this year with your kids, share these fun facts about the legendary event.


The number, in millions, of viewers who tune in to watch the parade (which starts at...

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